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State pension to rise, tax cuts for the middle

Varadkar starts dropping budget hints

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
30th July, 2017

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he plans to increase the state pension in the budget - but he can’t say by how much.

Last year, the government introduced a €5 rise in the state pension at a cost of €170 million.

Varadkar said the commitment in the Programme for Government was to increase the state pension ahead of the rate of inflation every year.

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